Do you watch the news on TV? Listen to it on the radio? Read about it on the internet? How has 24 hours news media changed the way that we view things? I am positive there have always been bad police officers all over the United States. We know there are in other countries as well. But if you believe
everything that you read and hear in the media today then you are going to think that ALL police officers are bad. All of them are profiling black people and shooting innocent teenagers. I call bull to that. There are many more police officers out there helping calm a crying kid at a car wreck, giving directions to a lost traveler, or help a frightened father search for a lost toddler. But none of those stories stir the country. We seem to want to be angry with those who give their lives to protect us. Every single time they step out of their doors they are putting their life on the line. Yes, there are bad apples in every police station. Just like there are bad doctors, bad lawyers, bad dentists, bad teachers, bad everyone. But our news media is at war with police officers and they are building a society that never sees the good. It is time to not believe everything that you hear and to support our boys in Blue.
I also feel the media is trying to scare us
to death with the whole Ebola fear and panic. We have had exactly one person in America die because of Ebola. Yet that is all we are hearing on the news every single hour of the day. There are more than 100 people killed in car crashes in America every single day of the year* Now if we spent as much time trying to figure out how to make people in cars safer as we are coming up with news story about Ebola we might really make some powerful changes in this country. Did you know that it has been projected that by the year 2015 there will be more deaths caused by firearms in the United States than by traffic
accidents.* Yet we are not hearing about gun control over and over and over everyday in the news media. Why is that, I wonder.
What is it that drives the news media? Is it those of us who watch. The responses on Facebook and Twitter that keep the stations fired up to keep reporting these things over and over and over. Are we, the public, part of the problem? Should we just turn off the news? And if it is the same story over and over can we really still call it news?
What do you think?